Sheriff's dept. sweep through south suburbs nets guns, revoked FOID cards

2013-04-26T12:04:00Z 2013-04-26T23:34:12Z Sheriff's dept. sweep through south suburbs nets guns, revoked FOID cardsTimes Staff nwitimes.com
April 26, 2013 12:04 pm  • 

A Cook County Sheriff's Police Department sweep through the south suburbs this week ended in more than 22 arrests and the recovery of weapons and revoked FOID cards.

The Wednesday sweeps took place in Calumet City, Lansing, Burnham, Dolton and other nearby locations.

Police recovered a .38-caliber Smith and Wesson revolver from a person with a Firearms Owner's Identification Card that was revoked for mental health reasons.

A .357 Magnum, a .45-caliber Glock 21, a .30-caliber long rifle and 550 rounds of ammunition were recovered in Dolton from a person with a FOID card that was revoked for unlawful use of a weapon, police said.

The Sheriff's Gang Unit and Illinois Department of Corrections teams also recovered a .22-caliber Luger pistol and 170 grams of marijuana.

Police said 22 people were arrested on warrants, 49 traffic citations were issued and two traffic arrests were made.

The Sheriff's Graffiti Unit cleaned 11 locations in Burnham, 23 in Lansing and 48 in Calumet City.

Sheriff's deputies also completed 31 court-ordered evictions.

Details surrounding the individuals arrested and exact locations of the sweeps were not released.

The Burnham, Lansing and Calumet City Police departments and the Illinois Department of Corrections assisted the Cook County Sheriff's Police Department in the sweep.

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